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at mitt romney election headquarters in boston. >> and mark live in chicago at the obama headquarters and mark let's start with you there obviously an exciting time in chicago. >> half hour ago when they made the announcement this place erupted. reminded me of 4 years ago in grant park. let me show you the crowd, mike move up to the front of the little riser space here and show you the crowd that stretches from one end of the hall to the other. it is i would guess 10,000. if you lack down to the end of the hall. big crowd. every time another state is announced that crowd just goes crazy. it is completely chalked full of people. i have been talking to the national field director of the campaign that told me really the key to this win tonight was the ground game. we have been hearing that for days but listen to this figure just released today. they say they registered 1.79 million new voters just in the swing states and that doubles the number of all the registered voters that they signed up in 2008. earlier tonight i was talking with california attorney general pamela harris
swing states are here before returning to boston. we will have live reports from both the election day headquarters starting? chicago coming up in about 13 minutes. >>> people are trying it last ditch effort to cast their votes and tara moriarty is live in belmont with more on that story, tara? >>> that's right, we are here in san mateo county and in about an hour, volunteers will making phone calls back east you can see the big array of democratic people they want to vote for as they are driving by. they want people to get out and vote for president barack obama. last night they were targeting republicans and undecided voters in battleground states. hope and change now moves to finish and finish what the president started. >> we have to know what the facts are and to be able to share that with election people. >> it volunteers them simply to get out and vote. >> it reinforces that somebody is out there trying to get something done and agree with the same things they agree with. >> reporter: now the feeling, mitt romney could pull out a win here and we will tell you what both parties w
just voted for himself about five minutes ago and he did it near his home in boston. then he is taking the unusual step to continue to campaign on election day. he has scheduled a stop before he heads back to his election day headquarters in boston. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama is already back home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swi
basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. mitt and ann romney voted this morning in the boston suburban of belmont. he won't waste anytime today. he is now headed to am can pain rallies in cleveland and pittsburgh, saying momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident in the size of these crowds. >> reporter: and the first election results are in. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: dixville notch gave 5 votes to each, president obama and mitt romney. it's the first town in the nation to vote. and we just received word that mitt romney and ann romney have cast their ballots as he was leaving the polling place someone asked him, who did you vote for? his response, i think you know. reporting live in boston, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> i think we all know. all right. randall pinkston in boston, thank you. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife jill cast their ballots early this
early voters mitt romney, new video just in romney emerged from his polling place in boston moments ago. he cast his rote in belmont, massachusetts. tonight he detail -- he will head to nearby boston. first last minute campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania both battle tkpwhrupbd states. president obama and the first lady are in chicago this morning. air force one arrived in the city last night following campaign stops in several battleground states. mr. obama will not be voting today he and the first lady cast their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across
as it was. >> i'm laura anthony in boston where the convention center is aglow in red, white, and blue. this will be the headquarters for the mitt romney campaign on elex -- election night. after voting tomorrow night, the governor will head out to iowa and pennsylvania for some last-minute campaigning. then he will be here for what the republicans are hoping is a celebration. in boston, laura anthony, abc-7 news. >> carolyn: here's our schedule for reporting election results. we'll have a special area edition at 3:00, including live report from the campaign headquarters. abc's world news with diane sawyer will air followed by elux results, and then abc news primetime coverage at 8:30. we'll have a complete wrapup at 11:00. and you can get real-time results on abc7news.com the moments the polls close. we'll have live updates here and at facebook.com/abc news. >> a big important day tomorrow. the weather should be a great day to vote. we had record temperatures today. let's talk to sandy. she has a look at the radar. >> if you look at live doppler 7hd right now, the skies are clear. as
that went for him in the primaries and up for grabs. romney will vote in boston in an unusual move, he will fly to cleveland and pittsburgh to make a final appeal to working-class voters. >> vice president biden cast his ballot in delaware where he just voted with his wife. just like everybody else, the vice president stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatting it up with other voters. last night he made final pleas in virginia. >> national polls still tight, outcome of the presidential race is more likely to turn on which states each candidate wins, rather than the total popular vote. katie marzullo joins that story. >> reporter: this is the electoral map. we are going to have fun, do some . battleground states in yellow, you can see how the electoral votes stack up. let's say we give barack obama ohio, florida as well. he still is coming up five electoral votes shy of the 270 he's going to need that leaves him with nevada or iowa, at least new hampshire with four votes is not going do it. let's give mitt romney ohio and florida as well. he's quite a bit short still, 29. he's going t
in the westin hotel in boston last night. boston came out at least $20 million richer thanks to the romney campaign, nearly making up for the cancelations from storm sandy. here, the democrats gained seats in the legislature and for the first time in 80 years, the democrats will hold a super majority in the state assembly. that means that california minority republicans will have no real power to block insulations. one measure that could come up would be passage of a measure to legalize same sex marriage. senator stein berg says that there's no plan to raise taxes, which republicans say were there number one dinner. >>> following the presidential election, nasdaq fell 74, e.u. leaders scaled back on estimates on growth for next year. >>> in greece, hundreds of protesters clashed with police as the country's parliament prepares to vote on a package of spending cuts. a 48 hour strike is underway with banks, schools, and public offices closed. the prime minister is calling for pensions and holiday hours to be cut, in order to keep receiving bailout funds. >>> with the election behind us, wall
be okay. >> reporter: there are some delays from inbound from chicago chicago and boston -- from chicago and boston. coming back to our live shot, you can see folks flights arriving and duty managers said about an hour and a half ago, there are still parking spots. if you are leaving today and you do need to park that's still an option for you. we're live at sfo, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> officials at san jose airport say they are not having any delays because of the weather there. but they are seeing major delays on southwest airlines involving flights to or through chicago's midway airport due to weather there. some of the flights are delayed for several hours. they say as always to call your airline to check flight status and get to the airport early. >>> not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking the train. amtrak does expect many more passengers than normal. beginning today, it is adding extra trains with san joaquin. >> pacific, and capital corridor to handle the increased ridership over the week. >>> the
. >>> from chicago, we turn to boston, and ktvu's rita williams on romney's last effort to unseat president obama. >> reporter: julie, it's already after 1:00 in the morning. a very cold election day here in boston. we were just kicked out of the convention center. as you might be able to see behind me, an overnight security sweep is just starting inside. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> reporter: mitt romney finished about an hour ago in new hampshire what was to be his final campaign event. after hunting for votes in three other swing states today. but late today he added two rare election day appearances. back again to pennsylvania and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> we're going to finish strong and bring home a victory. >> reporter: elaine got her phd at cal and has worked in democratic administrations, now teaches at harvard, where romney got his mba and law degree. she says the race is a toss up. >> i do think it's tight. i think the media is being overly cautious, because i think it's an impossible race to call. >> report
an estimated 250,000 people attended his victory rally. >>> from chicago, we turn to boston, and ktvu's rita williams on romney's last effort to unseat president obama. >> reporter: julie, it's already after 1:00 in the morning. a very cold election day here in boston. we were just kicked out of the convention center. as you might be able to see behind me, an overnight security sweep is just starting inside. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> reporter: mitt romney finished about an hour ago in new hampshire what was to be his final campaign event. after hunting for votes in three other swing states today. but late today he added two rare election day appearances. back again to pennsylvania and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> we're going to finish strong and bring home a victory. >> reporter: elaine got her phd at cal and has worked in democratic administrations, now teaches at harvard, where romney got his mba and law degree. she says the race is a toss up. >> i do think it's tight. i think the media is being overly cautious, becau
the president's spoke. he backed on to the take in boston alone and thanks his supporters and voters. stay with the abc7 morning news coming up, we go live to chicago for a wrap of the race for president and a look at where president obama and mitt romney go from here. >>> californians overcame decades of anti-tax sentiment and approved prop 30 to rescue schools and avoid drastic funding cuts. with most of the votes counted you can see the measure to add sales tax increase and hike taxes on high income earners projected to have won. the race has been called. stay with abc7 morning news, amy hollyfield will have more on this at 6:30. >>> two more top state propositions prop 34 appears to have been defeated it would replace the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super
candidates. randall pinkston is with mitt romney in boston and bigad shaban is in the president's home city of chicago. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: dixville notch gave 5 votes to each, president obama and mitt romney. romney will vote and then hit the campa
, nancy. jan crawford has been covering the romney campaign. she is in boston tonight. jan? >> well, scott, governor romney just landed here about an hour ago after making campaign stops in that key state of ohio and in pennsylvania. he talked to reporters on the way back on the plane and he said he felt good about this campaign. they hadn't left anything in the locker room and that he thinks they're going to win. he said he just finished his victory speech. he's not written a concession speech. now, the mood inside the campaign tonight, scott, is one of cautious optimism, i'd say. but there is a little bit of nervousness and here's why: campaign sources that i'm talking with tonight say they are encouraged by the high numbers of republican turnout they're seeing in these swing states like ohio, florida, virginia. they believe that will outperform john mccain in 2008. that's the key to this election. they really had to run up the score in those areas. but here's where the nervousness comes in. they're also seeing some of the president's turnout in some of those democratic areas like in nor
to boston on how the romney camp is responding this morning. >>> our time is 5:32. there are a lot of things to talk about number wise this morning. we have ktvu claudine wong here to show us in detail about the numbers. >> reporter: that is right. let's take you over to the map. this is our congressional districts in the bay area. i want to take you over to the 15th district. we have an upset here. this is pete starks district and has been since the vietnam era. he is the longest serving member of congress. it seems the era is over. let's show you the latest numbers coming from that district. it shows democrat ere rake stall -- erik stallwell the winner of that. the gap became apparent overnight. about one-third this morning he pleaded a thank you to supporters. his win in part being attributed to a top tier system. all right let's take you back to the map. we want to talk about the other close races. let's talk about what has happened in the third district. he is the winner there. the race closer than expected to be. some people say it was so close that his challenger republican wasn't rea
states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the register office and they are giving away the i voted stickers here. you can see behind me there areelection workers waiting here for cars to drive on through. they have the setup for pool's convenience and these election workers are greeting the voters and take ballots as they dr
in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: margaret dixon, new dixville notch, new hampshire, gave five votes each to president and mitt romney. romney will vote and then hit the campaign trail rallying supporters in cleveland and pittsburg to get them out to the polls. romney said momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident by the size of these crowds like this tonight, my goodness. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: romney says he will deliver the change the president promised but failed to do. another location in new hampshire ee linked, president obama 23, mitt romney 9 and a libertarian got 1 vote. back to you. >> thank you. >>> in just about 30 minutes ago, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden cast their votes in delaware. >>> there's also a big battle over co
in massachusetts where he was governor tomorrow night. the scene is already being set at the boston convention center where romney will either celebrate a win, concede or continue to wait. meantime president obama's campaign ends tomorrow in his adopted home toun of chicago where democratic volunteers made their final calls on the 2012 campaign. when all is said and done, the focus will be on swing states, and one in particular. reporter nicole collins reports on the candidates' final push for ohio and why it is so pif toll. >> thank you, ohio. what a welcome. thank you. >> oh. oh. >> battleground, ohio, it's 18 e lek trorl college votes and reputation for picking president haves the candidates clam moring for its undecided voters. >> america's got a choice to make. you in ohio, you've already been making the choice because you've got early vote. >> between vote campaigns, more than 40 visits in the last six months, and a combined $116 million on advertising, now they hope their investments lead to high voter turnout. >> i want to make sure that we get everyone to the polls either now or on tu
, particularly to fort lauderdale and boston. but otherwise, flights seem to be on schedule. we're checking in as frequently as we can with the big boards to see how flights are coming in and out. it's not just our weather here. it's weather in other parts of the country. we have an update to get an update -- we're going too get an update about how -- to get an update on how things are going here. we will continue to see how your travel plans are going. we'll have more live reports for you throughout the morning and day. for now we're live at sfo, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. we're also tracking the thanksgiving travel rush in the south bay. this is what passengers were dealing with early this morning at mineta. passengers are being warned that weather could cause for delays and make for longer travel lines getting to the airport. >>> if you are about to head out, give yourself extra time. the rain, wet roads. it's dangerous driving. this happened in oakland overnight. this driver lost control because of the -- because of the rain. this is on 8 8 -- this is on 880. t
're not super worried just because we're here so early and flying to boston just got our fingers crossed and hope our luck holds. >> reporter: a new study says adults in san francisco are more likely to have plans this holiday season than in any other city. and that's translating to our airport. sfo reps say these crowds aren't dying down any time soon. >> it's going to be a steady day of traffic so we have early morning rush as you would call it. we will have another one midday and then of course well into the evening hours. >> reporter: the faa website was down all morning with so many people trying to check their departure times. i spoke with people here at the airport. they say the best bet is to contact your airline directly or you can just give them a call and, michelle, i just checked the boards right before the show. everything is listed as on time so far. live at sfo, back to you. >> so far, so good. all right, cate, thank you. >>> but that could change later tonight. right, lawrence? >> we may see a little fog developing tonight but the good news is after a very stormy night an
million deal with the boston red sox. he had 18 home runs. his true value, i think, was in the clubhouse. an of course, we loved talking to him, because he was always a great sound bite. but with the a's budget, they don't have a lot of money. $10 million, i figure... >> little leaguers in petaluma are going to miss them. >> he was their big supporter. he gave them money so some of the parents who couldn't afford it were able to. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> have a fantastic thanksgiving! and if you come across those missing penguins in san jose, be sure to alert police. >> take care. >> have a great holiday. ( band playing "late show" theme ) >> from new york, the greatest city in the world, it's the "late show" with david letterman. tonight...
'll have a live report from boston coming up where mitt romney will be watching the elections come in. >>> and arizona group has been ordered to reveal who is behind and $11 million contribution to two campaigns in california. the arz-pac is funding campaigns against proposition 30 and for proposition 32 which would limit the ability of unionses to raise money for political causes. >>> california teachers are working phone banks encouraging people to work for proposition 30 and opponents are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> this is all about creating positive learning environments for kids. if we have to take another cut, it will be tremendous. >> the amount of money that will flow into classrooms is way less than what's being advertised in this campaign. >>> time now, 7:33. well, bay area voters are already turning out in record numbers even before election day tomorrow. more than 800,000 residents are voting by mail this year. ktvu's brian flores joining us live from san francisco with more about the election. good morning. >> good morning. arguably one of the more
on the latest from boston. >> as high in a tree rally in new hampshire top of four republican challenger mitt romney. >> your primary goal put me on the path to win the republican nomination. (cheers & applause) tomorrow your bow to your work right here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the nine states. >> he hopped scotched the country in crucial states to florida to virginia to ohio. attacking president obama on his record and telling his credentials as a businessman who knows what it takes. >> i will not spend my time trying to pass partisan legislation that is not related to jobs. ford from day one i will go back to work helping america back to work. >> the campaign continues on election day running as to more meet and greet stocks. in pennsylvania and ohio. estate many consider the key to the white house. >> there are ways to put it together i suppose for some of the new expanding the map possibilities. pennsylvania is one. and so is one. michigan is one. based on one poll. but ohio is pretty are important. >> paul ryan fizzes ohio and virginia. from the campaign
to congratulate president obama and his reelection. >> emily e. schmidt joins us live from boston to tell us what mitt romney is doing today. >> if high daria our youth? >> tell us about romney in what he plans to do today. >> the interesting thing is he does not have a public scandal today that the first time in recent memory of where he is. that is the difference between running for president and in canada to loss. we are watching a really not mitt romney so much as watching republicans try to dissect the results from last night. try to determine what this meant for them as a look ahead to the next election. how to recover from a lost that last night they came here not quite certain that they would have. >> it is interesting one of the questions is what role does mitt romney have going for for the republican party. have you heard any whispering as to what it plans to do? >> no. we heard him say last night in his speech that everyone needs to work across the aisle to work together. a few minutes after that president obama came out and said he would like to extended hand to reach out to work with
dash. and it will end for mitt romney right here in this convention hall in boston tomorrow night. >> reporter: the scene is set here where tomorrow night mitt romney will win, concede or continue to wait. >> we could begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that is what will happen. >> the man at the top of the ticket was hitting four swing states, starting in florida. 29 votes. then to virginia and ohio, the battleground state showing president obama with a tiniest of leads. and finally new hampshire. with its 4 electoral votes. >> depending on how you get to 270, 4 electoral votes, 6, that could make the difference. . >> reporter: she now teaches at harvard where mitt romney got his degree. she says the race could go either way. but not impossible to call where he was governor. poms show he will -- polls show he will not win here. >> we will finish strong and bring home a victory tomorrow. >> the sign says believe in america and tomorrow night mitt romney will find out if america believes in him. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel
and talk more about it. steve is here with boston properties. how many lights are going to be lit up tonight? >> you'll see 17,000 two watt bulbs light up four buildings here at embarcadero center. >> what i love is i drive across the bay bridge even at 2a these lights light up the city. >> they will be lit until the end of the year so the 31st at new year's we'll shut them down. >> i have to tell you every time i see the embarcadero center lit up, for me, it means the holidays have begun. >> it's absolutely the kickoff. holiday season here in the bay area and you're going to have a spectacular show here tonight. >> reporter: a big show going on here tonight. and honestly, this is the night in which you start saying to everybody, happy holidays! if you want to know more about this we have it always on cbssf.com/events. but coming up at 6:00 tonight, we are going to be featuring the official countdown of the 17,000 lights right here at the embarcadero center buildings. >> it's spectacular every year. >> i love that view when you go across the bridge and you see of the skyline. >> not
. at his boston headquarters the republican candidate spoke for fife minutes also calling for unity. >> the nation is at a critical point and at a time like this, we cannot risk political bickering and posturing. our leaders have the reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the stagnant economy was the top issue for voters and almost scuttled the president's bid for re-election. and president obama telling the nation, he got the message. >> you told us that you want us to focus on your jobs and not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges that we can only solve together. >> reporter: still the chicago crowd was electrified as the president delivered a soaring speech in which he thanked all of those who supported him, including his family. >> sasha and malia, before our very eyes, you are growing up to become two very smart beautiful women just like your mom. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love wit
's speech early this morning was a gracious one. we'll take you live to boston. we'll take a look at what went wrong for the romney campaign. >>> many people are crediting the campaign organization as one of the reasons for his re- election win. the political reporter joins us via skype joins us outside of washington, d.c. how did obama's campaign get out the vote efforts really pay off? >> reporter: well, if you break down the redales and start -- details and start -- and start looking at them, it's almost county by county, the president winning most of the same counties in florida and in ohio and then you start then going into the details and you see that the democrats were able to get out of vote again and sometimes mitt romney was not even able to reach the level of what john mccain had gone four years ago. one example in franklin county, the obama people were able to get 15,000 more votes than people while the mccain levels were not reached by romney. down in south florida, miami- dade, home to marco rubio. the romney campaign couldn't come close as the obama squeezed the out 70,000
and laura anthony at romney headquarters in boston. get real-time results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close at 8 p.m., live updates all night at facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter. >> officials in new york and new jersey believe they will be able to get everybody to the polls tomorrow, even in the areas ravaged by superstorm sandy. thousands will have to cast ballots outside of their neighborhoods. tens of thousands are camping outside their homes in 30° weather. they will be forced to seek shelter by wednesday when a new storm is predicted to hit. many schools reopened today, commuters are still crowding on to transit systems, slowly coming back online and people forced out of their cars by a gas shortage. some new jersey residents in areas hit by sandy woke up to a 2.0 earthquake overnight, no reports of damage. >>> abc7 and parent company abc tell teaming up with the red cross to help in the aftermath of san indictment. we begin with -- sandy. we begin with amy hollyfield in san francisco. >> reporter: abc is asking today be a day of giving. they want to you know
candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below me right now watching returns on big screen tvs cheering of course when returns a swing state seem to be g
. a massachusetts judge denied a request for an injunction to stop tesla from selling its cars in boston. dealer groups and the massachusetts state automobile dealers association are suing tesla. the issue is that tesla semis its cars directly to customers through online portals in stores. massachusetts is one of 48 states which bans or restricts car factories from owning dealerships. >>> 37 states reported lower jobless rates last month. the labor department reports unemployment fell below 7% in 23 of the 50 states. california's jobless rate slipped from 10 # .2 to 10.1%. the biggest drop was in south carolina where the jobless rate fell from 9.1 to 8.6%. nationwide unemployment rose slightly. >> house cleaner has been accused of stealing from homes are she worked. martha quintero-ramirez was arrested. the victim called police after noticing that jewelry, money and prescription drugs were missing. officers say she had worked at various homes on the peninsula and in the south bay. >>> a jury has recommended the depth penalty for the man who killed two people at the bridge toll plaza. they than b
in the rush of all the busy people and just rather be early than not. >> living in boston used to like you would have snow delays and all of that and the airports would get super crowded, don't like 'em, i decided to stay away as much as i can. >> reporter: talked to an airport spokesman, generally he says they check the faa website to determine if there is going to be ground delays, before they get out of here. he says the faa website is down now. he's going to check it again in 15 or 20 minutes. i can tell you this is the third busiest flight day of this week. number one is this coming sunday when everybody flies back. number two is last friday when everybody apparently, a lot of people taking this week off, get out of town and they all come back sunday this is the third busiest travel day of the week,very busy, 60,000 flying out, 60,000 coming in. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> travels getting into and out of los angeles international airport are already dealing with major delays this morning not from the weather, from protests lines are long at the curbside check-in at l.a.x.. officia
. massachusetts officials say james whitey bulger was taken to boston medical after the 83- year-old complained of chest pains yesterday. no details on his condition have been released. bulger is in prison while awaiting trial on allegations that he played a role in 19 murders. >>> 6:20 now. in this morning's healthwatch, limiting the amount of time of children spend watching tv could help bring more families back to the dinner table. a new study in the journal of pediatrics looked at two groups of parents, those who were counseled about reducing tv time ate fewer meals in front of the tv. researchers also say children who eat while watching tv tend to eat larger portions and less healthy foods, as well. >>> and new studies are confirming that americans need to cut down on sodium. a new review backs up the american heart association's recommendations to limit salt to less than 1500 milligrams a day. numbers show most people consume more than twice that amount. doctors say less salt can cut the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. sometimes you don't know the foods it's in. yo
on the stage after his speech at the boston convention and exhibition center. >> let us take a quick break from politics we will get back in a minute. a quick update with weather and traffic morning erica. >> good morning to you james. it is foggy. record- breaking temperatures we saw yesterday and the rain we are expecting tomorrow. temperatures in the '40's and '50's into the afternoon. sunday but preconditions. the fog returns to the coastline ahead to the later hours. for those of you leaving the house downtown tampa cisco of 54. 57 in san jose. concord 50 degrees. i will show you where the numbers will head into the afternoon and my next report george. >> is a great start to the morning commute we are not tracking any hot spots. we're not looking at in the slow traffic for high with four or interstate 580. the quick you check shows by traffic around the bay area weather in the east bay, south bay, peninsula with and what they ride. at the bay bridge toll plaza traffic very light now with no delays either to or across the upper deck. james. >> thank you george back to politics. as expected
. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endured. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. called for reconciliation after a divisive election. cbs reporter bigad shaban now has the very latest in chicago. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at about half past hid night local time in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by cheering supporters and one of the first few things said on that stage was end to congratulate governor mitt romney and paul ryan on what he called a hard- fought campaign and said "we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply." >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. [ applause ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states giving him a decisive electoral college victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned fr
. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply. >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. cheers ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you el
to a flyer heading to boston who says she is prepared for any delays but is keeping her fingers crossed for smooth travel. >> all my stuff ready to go, just in and out as quickly as possible, get through security and get to my gate. >> reporter: yesterday was rough for flyers. 81 flights within california were canceled because of weather and travelers actually had to be rerouted. but to ease a little frustration we have tips for savvy travelers this morning. one, check your own bags. some airlines will let you tag your own bag and skip that extra line. tip 2, tsa has a precheck program. if you sign up for this, you can pass through a separate security line saving extra time. and three, there are new smartphone appears that keep track of how long you'll spend in the security lines so you can plan ahead. we want to make note that basically, the amount of traffic isn't just something we're seeing here but we're also seeing down in san jose. you're taking a live look now at san jose airport. and they are expected to see an uptick in travelers also about 2% more than last year. and today is
and boston next year. >>> it's 6:49. let's check the weather. >> if they run smoothly. >> yeah. >> but they have to do something. the postal service is losing lots of money around the nation. wow. all right. shall we talk some weather? >> why not. [ laughter ] >>> around the bay area today, we are look at some sunshine coming our way. couple of patches of ground fog showing up in the napa valley right now. otherwise high pressure beginning to sneak in overhead. out the door it's chilly in spots especially inland. temperatures moderate as you approach the coastline but by the afternoon, everybody is enjoying sunshine all the way to the beaches, 60s there, 60s and low 70s in the inland valleys. traveling out of sfo no delays expected. across the country we are expecting a few showers into houston, 73 degrees there. 56 and sunny in denver. 36 degrees chilly in chicago. and 56 degrees partly cloudy into new york. high pressure building in and it looks like it's going to stick around through the holiday weekend. lots of sunshine. i think the thing we'll worry about is late night and
to other cities like new york, chicago and next year boston. >>> there's no substitute for sitting around a table with the family and friends this holiday season. but if you can't, cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts shows us a high-tech way to connect up to a dozen people at a time. >>> reporter: it sounds like a slot machine. but it's actually a video chat service. [ dingdong ] >> reporter: that's the sound of someone joining a call on oovoo. the company boasts it can connect up to a dozen people at once. two more than skype and google hangout which both set their limit at 10. >> it's a fun form of communication. so unlike facebook which lets you stay in touch with what your friends did, now you can take your friends along to do those things. >> reporter: but first, you will have to get all your friends to sign up for the same service. then you can start connecting. >> the brady bunch. >> reporter: and while you can chat with up to 12 people at once, the number of faces you actually see depends on your screen. on our mac, we maxed out at 6. intern ally could only see three on her
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
.c. and boston. >> reporter: with confidence sandy would come ashore south of new york city, but batter the city's airports the worst. >> sandy was coming in, were you nervous, the airline? >> no. >> reporter: because? >> not at all. because we had a plan ready to go. >> reporter: holtz set that plan into motion over the weekend, waiving change fees. and flying extra employees into new york before the hurricane struck. you caps canceled flights earli than you probably had to, but the goal was to get back up to speed once the storm passed as early as possible? >> that's a good assessment. you take it down in orderly fashion for customers and for us here in the operations center, you're able to bring it back that exact same way. >> reporter: sandy closed 15 northeast airports, including all three that service new york city. delta had canceled 1,445 flights and some passengers were upset. >> i'm trying to go to india. my mother is very sick. >> reporter: but you didn't see this image, terminals pa s pack with stranded travelers. >> one of the goals was to prevent turning the airport into this unnec
are at but if you have to connect from dallas to chicago or to boston and then you may have a problem. you should call ahead to find out whether or not your flight is affected. >> it is just awful. can you imagine that 20,000 flights were affected due to super storm sandy. a lot of these flights had just got to pick up from this and now they are dealing with problems and again. >> let's check out what we are facing in the bay area. >> we have just a little bit of rain as we head into afternoon. right now it is dry around the bay area and it is relatively clear. the chance for scattered showers will continue into tomorrow morning at we may pick up an isolated thunder storm. a lot of people have monday off due to veterans day and this may be the warmest day of the week. we are tracking this system just on the tip of northern california. this will continue to march his way south. >> we're still looking at a pretty good commute. the volume is starting to build. the san mateo bridge is still a good ride. the ride in the east bay is starting to slow down a bit. like traffic is still for the south bay p
will spend $20 billion less in the next two years if the fiscal cliff happens. >>> the boston herald reports massachusetts highway safety director is resigning. sheila burgess came under fire because her driving record includes seven accidents, four speeding violations and a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. did we mention she's the highway safety director? this week, the governor said it was a screw up his words, to hire burgess for that job. she cites health reasons for her resignation. >>> and the telegraph says the pope says in his new book that christ was born earlier than commonly thought. he says dennis small made that mistake many years ago and nobody caught it. many believe he was born between 17 bc and 200 bc. >>> good morning, and happy thanksgiving! weather outside looking very nice as we expect high pressure to build in overhead. temperatures warming up very nicely toward the afternoon a little chilly early on today. but the latter part of the day mostly sunny skies. we'll crank these temperatures up into the 60s so get outside and enjoy it if
as a test run starting on december 12th. if things run smoothly they'll expand it to boston, chicago, new york. it's following similar efforts by amazon and walmart. this program seeks to build on services, double-digit growth and package volume. same-day delivery for san francisco, about $10. >>> president obama wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving in his weekly presidential address. >> on behalf of the obama family, i want to miss everyone a very happy thanksgiving. for us, like so many of you, this is a day full of family and friends, food, and football. it's a day to fight the overwhelming urge to take a nap, at least until after dinner. but most of all, it's a time to give thanks, for each other and for the incredible bounty we enjoy in this country. this is especially important this year. as a nation, we've just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to democracy. it also required us to make choices. and sometimes those choices led us to focus on what sets us apart instead of what ties us together. what candidate we support, instead of what country we
to be walking down main street inri roslindal in boston saying thank you to the community. >> this is the third year you've done it. have you seen tangible results? is it actually helping beyond the one day? >> i think we've seen an increase in sales and we've seen a carry over of people really understanding the importance of small businesses. i mean, this has real become a movement. you have over 300 community organizations that have supported small business saturday, elected officials in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll be out tomorrow, guys.
they had turkey chili for lunch what went on in that room? >> i was up here in boston, spoke to some romney advisers who described it as a good meeting, important meeting for both sides to do. this is an awkward looking photo. it is still very tough. the feelings if you're on the romney side of the campaign are still pretty raw. one of the things i was told romney made clear is that he doesn't want to play any part in fiscal cliff negotiations. there was some talk immediately afterwards some of his discussions or ideas on deductions, eliminating some tax deductions could be helpful, but romney made it clear he doesn't want to play a role in those talks. >> david, who would you be with this weekend on "meet the press"? >> talking to timothy geithner, talking about where the negotiations are, where the pain point is for democrats in terms of where they're willing to make cuts, that's an important question for republicans as discussions go forward. >> one of the men at the center of all of this. david gregory, thanks so much, david. >> thanks, willie. >>> let's check the day's other top storie
, that could be a problem. we're looking at wind advisories from boston to long island. >>> good morning to you. another day of near record warmth per section, if you want to get on outdoors and rock the vote. 81 in santa theresa and not all that much cooler at the coast today, 82 in santa cruz and 80 degrees in san francisco. as we head through the next few days, temperatures drop like a rock. look at the difference between today and thursday. snow levels falling as low as 3 ,500 feet. just ahead, much more from democracy plaza. surprising thing her mom did while waiting for the 2000 presidential race, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> it's not just about the white house. some other key races to watch today. >> after your local news. >>> the time now 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. yes, it is election day and california voters have major choices to make decisions that will affect the state for years to come. one of the biggest issues on that ballot is prop 30. he has been pushing this one hard. prop 30 would raise the sales tax, as well as income taxes for the highest earne
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